Apart from chlorophyll,


Apart from chlorophyll, algae have several other pigments in their chloroplast. What pigments are found in blue-green, red and brown algae that are responsible for their characteristic colours?


Blue-green algae phycocyanin and r-phycoerythrin pigments are present beside chlorophyll a

Brown algae possess chlorophyll a, c, carotenoids and xanthophylls. They are olive green in colour.

Red algae possess chlorophyll a, d and phycoerythrin in their body

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